Active vacation in Turkey - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

IZMIR, Turkey. Cruise onboard Costa Romantica Turkey is famous for its fantastic resorts and beaches, but the country can offer much interesting to fans of active recreation. Not far from Bursa, on the crossing of tourist routes, there is the most famous ski resort in the country – Uludag. This resort has a well-developed infrastructure and many ski trails for both beginners and experts. No one will get bored here. In general, alpine skiing is an emerging area that is quickly gaining popularity. Professionals like such resorts as Palandoken, Erciyas, and Kartepe. They are not yet widely discovered by the general public, so these resorts are very interesting to explore.
Turkey is a country of contrasts, a place where ancient landmarks meet golden beaches. Old bazaars hide many luxurious boutiques. Luxury hotels in …
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Paragliding is considered the most widespread extreme sport in Turkey. The country’s landscapes are ideal for long flights under the fabric wing. Numerous hills are great spots to start a flight, and picturesque local nature will make you want to repeat this exciting flight once more. Famous tourist cities of Turkey – Antalya, Alanya, Fethiye – have their own paragliding centers. This means that tourists do not need to go anywhere to try paragliding – a flight in a tandem with an instructor will leave many unforgettable emotions and memories. The modern town of Selcuk is located a couple of kilometers away from the ruins of ancient Ephesus. Here, tourists can jump in a tandem with an instructor from an airplane flying at a height of 4,000 meters. Flying above ruins of ancient buildings, enjoying the fresh air and a marvelous landscape – parachute jumping is not something we do every day, so it will be hard to forget this experience.
Flight in a hot-air balloon in Cappadocia is such a fabulous adventure full of emotions and photographs that tourists simply cannot miss this amazing opportunity. The flight starts early in the morning and lasts roughly one hour. When inside the basket, tourists go up to the height of roughly 1 kilometer and admire unique landscapes of the region and other hot-air balloons flying nearby. Copyright
For fans of history, Bodrum is an ideal place to enjoy a rich Turkish culture. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which is one of the seven wonders of …
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Rich history of Turkey can only compare with the rich nature of the region. The country has access to four seas, and each of them has its own unique underwater world. A failure to see this world hidden deep in the sea means to deprive oneself of many mesmerizing emotions. Turkey has a well-developed chain of diving centers that work under the patronage of the Federation of Water Sports. Needless to say, tourists can rent gear for diving in all major hotels. Bodrum, Antalya, Fethiye, and Istanbul, which are so popular with tourists, can offer interesting diving tours, during which tourists will see the colorful and diverse underwater world of the country.
Bodrum castle Kayaking has been one of the most popular types of extreme sports recently. Mountain river rafting is quite dangerous, so it is better to do this together with an experienced instructor. All necessary gear is available for rent. This activity requires some physical training and is not cheap.
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Fans of speed, splashes of water, and refreshing breeze will find exactly what they want in Alacati (a town on the Aegean Sea) or Fethiye (the Mediterranean Sea). These are the locations of the most famous windsurfing and kitesurfing centers in the country. Professional coaches are always ready to teach tourists these incredibly exciting activities.
Hillside Beach Club And, of course, it would be a mistake not to mention yacht or boat rental service for fishing purposes or simply for an exciting adventure with an opportunity to enjoy hot sun and crystal clear water away from the crowded coastline. It is possible to choose and rent a watercraft in all resort destinations of the country – the supply is impressive.
Geographically, the Republic of Turkey is like an ancient bridge between old continents. The Anatolian peninsula is the westernmost protrusion of Asia …
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Turkey also has many quality aqua parks that are great for all fans of extreme. There are aqua parks targeted at families with children, as well as aqua parks targeted at young adults and teenagers. All of them have a modern infrastructure and offer a choice of interesting water slides. Small children and fans of Jacuzzi are also not forgotten here. Pools with fresh water and comfortable lounge chairs make a visit to these parks even more pleasant. In the evening, numerous dance floors attract tourists with energetic DJ music. Aqua parks of Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, and Belek are always glad to welcome new visitors.
Kusadasi Backpacking tours have become increasingly popular with both locals and tourists. A tour to the mountains that lasts one to several days gives tourists many unforgettable memories and incredible landscapes. For a long time, the famous Lycian Way was the only trail available to tourists. Nowadays, many coastal towns have become bigger in size, the infrastructure of the region is changing, and so big parts of the way disappear. Because of that, new trails are being made in Turkey. They recreate ancient roads, so they are no less interesting than the Lycian Way. Saint Paul Trail is 500 km long. It stretches in the central part of the country and covers such famous landmarks as magnificent deep canyons and crystal clear Egirdir Lake. The Kackar trail stretches almost near the border with Georgia, in the territory of the ancient Queen Tamara’s Kingdom. Besides breathtaking mountains, there are ruins of Armenian and Georgian churches. Sultan Trail follows the route of Suleiman the Magnificent and ends in Austria. It is possible to explore this trail by bicycle and see everything in detail. Of course, there are many other interesting trails for active tourists.
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Young fans of active recreation often choose to visit Turkey because of its vibrant nightlife. Amazing clubs and dance floors of Alanya, Kemer, and Marmaris deserve the highest rank and will not disappoint even the most experienced and demanding partygoers. Masquerades, thematic parties, guest celebrities, and beautiful dancers together with the most modern music and visual effects will not let visitors feel bored. Numerous clubs offer a fantastic choice of entertainments for any taste. Despite the fact that loud music and parties are prohibited in Turkey after midnight, local nightclubs work until the dawn to the pleasure of numerous guests.
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Unique attractions in Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Dolmabahce Palace is situated in a very beautiful place, on the shore of Bosporus. In 1853 this palace was built for Abdülmecid I. The last was inspired by the Topkapi Palace and ordered to build his own residence in the baroque style. Originally, this palace had not only the wonderful façade decoration but also a great inner decoration. For interior decoration was spend about 14 tons of gold. The main staircase of the palace is made from the crystal glass.

When the palace was finished, Queen Victoria presented a crystal chandelier made from bohemia glass. Until nowadays it is the main decoration of the residence. This palace has a unique collection of paintings that were made especially for the Sultan by a famous Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky. At first, the palace was quite small … Read all

Sabanci Congress and Fair Centre

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
In Antalya, you can find an unusual pyramid where has placed Sabanci Congress and Exhibition Center. This building looks extraordinary in the traditional urban area. The pyramid was built with the use of metal and glass materials. It is located on the territory of a wonderful landscape garden. There you see artificial ponds and pools with nice fountains. Today the centre is commonly used for various education and official activities. Often there are held exhibitions, presentations and other cultural events.

Sabanci Congress and Exhibition Center is 23 meters high. The most unusual thing of this pyramid is a light-blue skylight roof. The two-floor building consists of five halls, the largest “Toros Hall” having a 2 400-seat capacity. Meltem Hall and Düden Hall have 440 and 340-seat … Read all
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